Friday, November 16, 2007

Songbird Mix Game

Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or an artist who performed it. Let us know which ones you knew, even if it has already been answered: Blue=Unanswered Grey=incomplete Black=already answered
1) Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun, And the first one said to the second one there I hope youre having fun-
2) Remember when the circus came to town And you were frightened by the clown?
3) I looked out this morning and the sun was gone-Turned on some music to start my day -I lost myself in a familiar song- I closed my eyes and I slipped away
4) I got chills-They're multiplying-And I'm losing control
5)Now if you feel that you can't go on-Because all of your hope is gone-And your life is filled with much confusion-Until happiness is just an illusion
6) And I would have liked to have known you-But I was just a kid
7) Quite some time, I been sittin' it out-Didn't take no chances-I was a pris'ner of doubt.
8) I've been walkin' these streets so long-Singin' the same old song-I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
9) And if it's bad-Don't let it get you down, you can take it. And if it hurts-Don't let them see you cry, you can take it
10)Girl-it's been a long time that we've been apart
11) A long time forgotten are dreams that just felt by the way. And the good life he promised ain't what she's living to day.
12)There's a sign on the wall-But she wants to be sure-'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
Match The Common names With The Scientific Names:
(Feel free to check the field guide!)
1)Picoides villosus
2)Tyrannus tyrannus
3)Troglodytes aedon
4)Pheuticus ludovicianus
5)Passerella iliaca
6)Cathartes aura
7)Plegadis falcinellus
8)Aythya collaris
9)Bonasa umbellus
10)Pluvialis squatarola
a)Glossy Ibis
b)Turkey Vulture
c)House Wren
d)Hairy Woodpecker
e)Eastern Kingbird
f)Black-bellied Plover
g)Rose-breasted Grosbeak
h)Fox Sparrow
i)Ruffed grouse
j)Ring-necked Duck
Famous Poems-Name Poem and/or Poet
1)Here is a little forest, Whose leaf is ever green-
2)And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight -To cool in the peppermint wind


Anonymous said...

these are almost like the guessing games that I hear on Sunday mornings NPR!

Larry said...

I do listen to NPR but I guess I've never listened to it on Sunday Mornings.-I'll have to check it out.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

1. Band on the Run/Paul McCartney and Wings
2. You and Me Against the World/Helen Reddy
4. You're the One That I Want/Olivia Newton John and John Travolta
5. I'll Be There/?The Four Tops?
6. Good-Bye Norma Jean/Elton John
8. Rinestone Cowboy/Glen Campbell

1. Hairy Woodpecker
2. Eastern Kingbird
3. House Wren
4. Glossy Ibis
5. Fox Sparrow
6. Turkey Vulture
7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
8. Ring-necked Duck
9. Black-bellied Plover
10. Ruffed Grouse
(mostly guesses and a year of Latin in college)_____________________________
Nada on the poetry. :(

Patrick B. said...

Fun! I've missed these!

1. Band on the Run - Wings

3. More than a Feeling - Boston

4. It's electrifying! :) You're the one that I want - Grease cast

6. Candle in the Wind - Elton John

9. Hold Your Head Up - Argent (GREAT song)

12. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Names - I'll take a stab at it without looking it up.

1. d
2. e
3. c
4. g
5. h
6. b
7. a
8. j
9. i
10. f

I don't know squat about poetry. :)

Patrick B. said...

Lynne and I were working at the same time I guess. Oh man, I had 5 on the tip of my tongue!

Larry said...

Lynne/Patrick-Great job! You answered almost all of them correctly between the two of you. I'm not going to say who guessed wrong or which guesses are wrong at this point.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Larry,
I wrote song titles down before looking at Lynne's & Patrick's comments, so here's what I came up with.
1) Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
2) Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester
3) More Than A Feeling - Boston
4) You're the One That I Want - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (from Grease)
6) Candle in the Wind - Sir Elton John

Thanks for bringing back this looks like I've gotten pretty rusty!

Jayne said...

Oh, oh, oh....I know! No, Patrick got that one, darn.

Oh, oh, oh.... drats, Lynne got that one....


Larry said...

Every attempt has been correct up to this point except Lynne needed to switch the answers for 9 and 10 on the bird i.d.-Sorry for those of you who joined in late.

Cathy said...

Hey! I want to know the names of the poems. Those are lovely lines. The first is a teensy bit familiar, but alas . . . .

Jochen said...

10 is from the Scorpions, "There's no one like you!", one of my favourite songs way back in the late 1980ies!
Cool beans!

Larry said...

jochen-You've got it!

Larry said...

poem 1-There is another sky -by Emily Dickinson

poem 2-Where the Sidewalk Ends- by Shel Silverstein

Patrice said...

From Miss Dickinson:

there is another sky
ever serene and fair,
and there is another sunshine,
tho' it be darkness there -
never mind faded forests, Austin,
never mind silent fields -
here is a little forest
whose leaf is ever green -
here is a brighter garden -
where not a frost has been,
in its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum,
prithee, my Brother,
into my garden come!

dguzman said...

7. Straight On--Heart
11 sounds familiar, but I can't place it.